Undead are a type of being that remains animate and functioning past natural death. Most undead are reanimated corpses with limited mental capacities, often at the behest of who reanimated them, although there are known to be small groups of undead that have retained their sanity even centuries after their mortal passing. As beings that are considered unnatural, they are mostly despised by the living members of the world.
Types of undead[edit | edit source]
Consummate undead[edit | edit source]
Consummate undead are those who willingly enter undeath to gain power or expand their lifespan, retaining their souls in the process. They tend to be the most intelligent and powerful of their kind.
Hungry undead[edit | edit source]
Hungry undead are creatures who suffered such traumatic deaths that their souls were barred from the afterlife. They prowl the Material Plane and are often hostile and cannibalistic.
Incorporeal undead[edit | edit source]
Incorporeal undead have no physical bodies, rather existing as visible souls which haunt the world, typically the place where they died.
Mindless undead[edit | edit source]
Mindless undead are soulless corpses animated by necromantic magic, driven only by the will of those who raised them.